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This song was recorded in New Orleans, LA, on Saturday, May 8, 1958
Originally issued on the 1958 album "The Music of New Orleans Vol. 1:The Music of the Streets/The Music of Mardi Gras" (Folkways FA 2461) (LP)

History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the world's first artifical satelite in space. This event was certainly still on Sister Dora Alexander's mind with this simple, but nevertheless meaningful protest song.

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